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Address: Front Street and Goodale Avenue, Columbus, OH
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I really enjoyed people watching, walking around and listening to music. Huge park. Went during COMFEST.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca E
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed people watching, walking around and listening to music. Huge park. Went during COMFEST.

Thank Rebecca E
Columbus, Ohio
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It never seems crowded, but it's a gem to have in a neighborhood. Ponds, bridges, play areas and a summer theater venue.

Thank Ohiomitch
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to comfest for the first time and we were both blown away. This was our first time at Comfest and we enjoyed the live music and all the festivities. The funnel cakes were so good. We will be coming back next year.

Thank Michelle S
Lexington, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there for ComFest 2016, so I didn't really see the park, but it was a great place to have the last weekend in June Community Festival, with free bands, and no corporate sponsors. Big trees with lots of shade (but not many hammock options).

Thank BluegrassJayhawk
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Trip advisor doesn't have an option to review Comfest. Comfest is a three day community festival held at Goodale Park usually at the end of June. This year it fell on June 24-26. Comfest is exactly what it says in the name. A community festival held in Columbus Ohio designed to showcase local artists, performers, and local cuisine. Admittance to... More 

1 Thank Jacky F
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great park to visit when downtown. The scenic walking paths, playgrounds, pond, tennis courts and basketball courts provide a variety of options to enjoy while you are there. A frequented place by professionals during the weekday lunch hour, the walking path around the outside perimeter of the park is just under a mile. Combining a stop at... More 

Thank enrichingpathways
Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 541 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The oldest park in Columbus. In the gentrified Victorian Village area. Beautiful restored park with courts, great gazebo on the pond.

Thank RonL40
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Recently visited Columbus and took our two Jack Russel Terriers with us. We Stayed at the Drury Hotel near the convention Center. We walked with our pups to this wonderful park. Dog friendly. Beautiful small lake with geese and ducks.Nice walk from the Convention Center

Thank Chris L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

There are many beautiful paths to wander through this park, lovely flowers and a pretty pond. However, there is also quite a bit of trash and homeless people. It looked like it needed more upkeep when we visited with scraggly weeds. Because it's not close to us, I would venture to other parks instead of returning here frequently.

1 Thank tryingtohaveitall
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This park is a quiet tranquil retreat from High Street just a block away. It has paths, tennis courts, a pond, and shelter house. In the summer it is taken over by many awesome festivals, so if you visit in summer make sure to check for events!

Thank KristieB45

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